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Thursday, October 3, 2013

SkyWatch Friday: End of September and beginning of October

I caught a morning moon on September 26, 2013.
I selected the photographs for this post beginning with September 26 and continuing through the first day of October, 2013.
This is a good time of the year for sky watching.
The sky below is what I call a quilted comforter sky.
The clouds are like cotton candy below.
I love the afternoon light this time of the year.
The afternoon light gives the sky a satin glow.
We've had some days with a vivid blue sky serving as a backdrop to large clouds.
This is another week where I had trouble narrowing down the shots to use.
I caught a pretty sunset one afternoon.
We haven't had too many colorful sunsets lately but usually I catch at least one or too a week.
I like the mix of textures in the cloud below.
The clouds below almost look like a big head on a skinny neck attached to a large body.
We've had quite a few cotton ball clouds.
One of these days I'm going to learn the scientific names for clouds.
I know a few names for clouds but can't usually recognize which are which.
I tend to make up names for clouds rather than learn their real names.
September was getting seasonably cool.
It is strange that the last day of September and beginning of October changed back to almost summer weather.
 I don't mind some ups and downs with the temperatures but I'm looking forward to the first frost of the season.
 I think our average first frost is usually sometime between mid and late October.
Last winter was unusually mild.
We had a few small snows but it never got very cold.
 I hope we will have a colder winter this year but I know enough to be careful what I wish for.


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous shots!

EG CameraGirl said...

For sure this is a great time of year for watching the sky, your photos are proof of that!

Photo Cache said...

i agree this time is good for skywatching. now that the season has turned and the dark comes earlier, I get to witness incredible sunsets on my drive home every evening. too bad i cannot photograph since i'm driving in the the freeway.

Sylvia K said...

The skies are terrific these days and yours are gorgeous indeed, Carver! I love all the puffy clouds! Hope you have a lovely weekend!!

Steffi said...

Yes,I agree too-it´s a good time for skywatching!Great photos,Carver and have a nice weekend!

HansHB said...

A great SWF-post, well done!

Rajesh said...

Great views of the cloudy sky.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Morning moons are magic. And you have the best variety of clouds. I've never seen those cotton comforter ones anywhere but here I don't think.

I always think I'll go read up on what weather makes the different clouds, but I never do. I prefer to think they are just magical gifts, like the moon.

Anonymous said...

I always love morning moons!

genie said...

You've been having some beautiful weather lately with especially nice skies. The cotton candy clouds are so pretty.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

What a great variety of skies, different textures and colors.

eileeninmd said...

Carver, I love your moon shot and the series of sky and clouds are lovely too. Beautiful captures! Have a happy weekend!

Karen said...

Lot's of variety in your skies Carver, they're great. And I love a morning moon!

Alexander said...

Great weather you have. I love your shot of the morning moon.

Have a good weekend.

Alex's World! -

Jim said...

So many great skies

lina@women said...

Great variety of clouds!

Indrani said...

Amazing cloud patterns! Sign of good times! :)

Cezar and Léia said...

Love these pictures. The sky and clouds are splendid and the last composition is my favorite today, well done!

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

Wonderful shots with all the different clouds in the blue sky.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

Anonymous said...

Magnificent sky shots for SWF ~ Wow! ~ and, indeed, watch what you wish for ~ LOL ^_^

Jenny said...

I'm with you, Carver: incredibly gorgeous skies this time of year (and getting better every day), wonderful clouds, and can't wait until the first frost. October brought back temps in the high 80s! But the humidity is significantly lower, so it's still delightful. Have a great weekend.


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